For LGBTQ employees, true workplace equality can still be difficult to find. And as a job seeker, you want to know if a prospective employer will have your best interests at heart. So how can you tell if a company backs up their rainbow social media posts with action? We checked in with The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the United States.
The companies on this list have a 100% rating on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index or meet the criteria outlined in the index, which is considered the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees. For example, all the companies here have equivalent benefits for same-sex and different-sex partner benefits; offer equal health coverage for transgender individuals; have policies and training that actively promote LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace; and actively engage the greater LBGTQ community through recruiting, advocacy, and social responsibility initiatives—among many other criteria.
If finding an employer that truly promotes LGBTQ equality is a crucial factor in your job search, you should take a closer look at the companies in this blog.